Kim Kardashian says Framing Britney Spears It gave her memories of how she was treated during her first pregnancy. The media attention, he admits, “really broke me.”
On Friday, the 40-year-old reality star reflected on her pregnancy with her 7-year-old daughter North West and shared a magazine cover slideshow that compared her to the whale Shamu and poked fun at her rise. weighing 60 lbs. “So I finally saw the Britney Spears documentary this week and it made me feel a lot of empathy for her,” she wrote on Instagram Stories. “The way the media played a major role in your life can be very traumatizing and can really break even the strongest person. No matter how public someone’s life may seem, no one deserves to be treated with such cruelty or judgment. for entertainment. “
5th February The New York Times presents Spears’ documentary recalled the obsessive news coverage of the pop star’s mental health, her previous relationship with Justin Timberlake and her sexuality, casting new context on the objectification of young women by the media. As new outrage built up on social media, Timberlake apologized to Spears for making her sex life known after their 2002 split.
Kardashian experienced her own hell during her first pregnancy, due to embarrassment, fashion criticism, and rumors that her tummy was fake.
“When I was pregnant with North, I suffered from pre-eclampsia, which caused me to swell uncontrollably,” Kardashian wrote of the risky pregnancy complication that is marked by high blood pressure and forced the mother into emergency labor for six weeks. before. After delivery, Kardashian developed placenta accreta, which occurs when the placenta does not detach from the uterine wall after delivery. During her second pregnancy with her 5-year-old son Saint, Kardashian developed both conditions again and decided to use a surrogate to give birth to her 3-year-old daughter Chicago and her son Psalm, 1. Kardashian shares all of her children with him. rapper Kanye West, from whom he recently applied. divorce.
During her first pregnancy, she wrote: “… I cried every day because of what was happening to my body, mainly because of the pressures of being constantly compared to what society considered a healthy pregnant person to be, in addition to being compared to Shamu the whale by the media. Seeing all the photos of me online and in magazines made me feel very insecure and I was afraid to wonder if I would ever get my pre-baby body back. ”
She added: “I was shamed weekly with cover stories that made my insecurities so painful that I couldn’t leave the house for months afterward. I really broke down.”
Kardashian said that unpleasant feelings made her the person she is today, however, “To say that this did not affect me mentally would be a lie. I am sharing this just to say that I really hope that everyone involved in the business of shaming and intimidating someone to the point of taking you down might reconsider and instead try to show some understanding and compassion. You never fully know what someone is going through behind the scenes and I have learned through my own experiences that it is always better to lead. with kindness. ”
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